Lisa Van Dootingh

9 years of work experience
Key Realty (OH)/Key Realty One (MI)
2357 W. Horseshoe Drive W
Toledo, OH, 43615
(419) 574-9296

Ratings & reviews (65)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2014
quickdm1
Helped me buy home
It has been a three year process for me to get a home and Lisa has been there for us every step of the way. She has been extremely patient and it has been obvious from the first day I met Lisa that her only concern was getting me and my family into the right home. Anytime I had a question Lisa was quick to respond and when we found the home we wanted got us in to look at the house before anyone else and was able to help us work out a deal before the first open house. The resources and network of professionals she has is second to none and I wouldn't just suggest her I would say that if you want to find the right home for you, you NEED to work with Lisa. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2014
quickdm1
Helped me buy home
It has been a three year process for me to get a home and Lisa has been there for us every step of the way. She has been extremely patient and it has been obvious from the first day I met Lisa that her only concern was getting me and my family into the right home. Anytime I had a question Lisa was quick to respond and when we found the home we wanted got us in to look at the house before anyone else and was able to help us work out a deal before the first open house. The resources and network of professionals she has is second to none and I wouldn't just suggest her I would say that if you want to find the right home for you, you NEED to work with Lisa. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2014
ttonetom
Listed and sold a home
Lisa is professional in every sense of the word. We were totally comfortable with our transaction and very happy with the outcome. Both my wife and recommend Lisa without reservation.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for the kind words and your faith and confidence in me as your Realtor. Referrals are a big part of my business so it means a lot that you would pass along my name. Enjoy the new home!
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2014
user5103270
Helped me buy home
Lisa has great knowledge of the area and the market. She has the best interests of her client in mind always and is willing to fight for them if needed. She is patient in learning her clients needs. Great agent, highly recommended!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Wonderful end result! Glad we stuck to our guns! I know you will be happy there for many, many years! Have a great 4th of July!
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2014
zuser20140623084554603
Listed and sold a home
We would very highly recommend Lisa. She was very knowledgeable and she was great to work with. Always there when we had questions and would get back to us with answers.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
We got through some tough stuff to get you to the happy ending! So glad it all worked out. The young family moving into your home will love it hopefully as much as you did. Now you can enjoy condo living!!! Cheers!
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2014
zuser20140616121901766
Listed and sold a home
I recently had to sell a home that has been in my family for 60+ years, and also I no longer live in the area, which normally would have complicated the process. Lisa and her team made the whole process seamless, she was straight forward and honest about updates that needed to be done to the home, and from the very beginning she was absolutely correct about how to price our home, she was very knowledgeable about both the area, and the buyers in the area. She was also extremely responsive to all of my questions, and often anticipated what I was going to have to do in paperwork, etc. The house sold quickly at a good price, and the whole process was seamless. I highly recommend her in every way. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you! I really enjoyed working with you and Jen and I am so happy it all worked out.( actually better than what you thought when we first met). I am grateful for the privelage of being the Realtor who got to list and ultimately get the home SOLD! It is always hard to sell a home that holds so many family memories, and you were great throughout the process.
Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2014
zuser20140613124242077
Listed and sold a home
I (we) listed a home with Lisa during a divorce, unfortunately, the home ended up becoming a short sale. She completely AMAZED me with her knowledge and helpfulness of pursuing approval from the banks and moving the sale along quickly to avoid foreclosure (I hear that the timing was unheard of in most situations) - let alone the fact that she gracefully balanced dealing with divorced sellers living apart. Thank you so much Lisa for helping me wrap up that chapter of my life in a timely manner!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I know it was a tough situation all around. Short Sales are like no other transaction and yours was relatively smooth. Thanks as always for your trust and confidence as your Realtor! I know you are happy to have this behind you.
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2014
zuser20140606155507285
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was very prepared when we met her for the first time. She was very educated regarding our home and had done her homework. Lisa was very upfront and honest and made us feel very comfortable going forward with the listing. We had full trust in everything she instructed us to do or not do because we knew she had our best interest in mind. Lisa prepared us and walked thru every step from listing the house, to every showing, the the offer nd counter offers , right up thru the closing. There were never any surprises. I without a shadow of a doubt highly recommend Lisa to any and everyone who is interested in selling your home. If you want a honest, caring realtor who has the upmost integrity and your best interest in mind Lisa is your girl !,,, Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I would love to take all credit but you were awesome sellers. You did everything you could to make your home show and sell ready and it made my job very easy. I knew once we put that sign in the yard it would be a matter of days and it was! I loved working with you and helping achieve the sale so you could move on with your next chapter!! Fla is lucky to have you both! I will miss you! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2014
arodenka
Helped me buy home
Lisa helped us purchase our first home and was knowledgeable and informative as we were still learning the process and were moving to the Toledo area from Missouri. We could always reach her if we had questions come up and she pulled for us when it was getting close to closing and the bank was taking their time. We will definitely be using Lisa again when it comes time to sell!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I was thinking how brave you were to travel from MO for a closing that you weren't 100% sure was scheduled. You did this with a baby, toddler, and a dog! WOW. You and Ed are my HEROS. LOL. Thankfully it all worked out and you have an amazing home!! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2014
karen0305
Listed and sold a home
My elderly mother had to sell her house due to deteriorating physical health. Lisa was a huge help through the whole process. She is very knowledgeable of the local market and neighborhoods. With housing prices still recovering from the recession and a house in an older neighborhood, the house sold quickly at a price that was fair to all parties. Lisa helped in many ways on the items that needed to be negotiated. I would recommend her to any of my family or friends.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Timing is everything! I was thrilled that I had the perfect buyer for your mom's house. It worked out great for everyone. Thank you for the amazing glass necklace. You must have known I love Black and White anything!! I always joke I could live in a black and white world!!! Thanks for your kind words and I always LOVE referrals.
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2014
debk514
Helped me buy home
Lisa is very efficient! She listens intently to her clients and researches diligently to find that right home! Lisa does her best to respond as quickly as possible to text, e-mails and phone messages... Even while on her vacation! That's dedication! Lisa also took a cut in her pay to make this deal work for all of us! I would recommend Lisa very highly if you're searching for that right home! She is a hard worker!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am grateful everything worked out for you and Frank and of course the puppies! It will be so wonderful to have the yard for them. It is always rewarding when things work out in the end! I wish you much happiness in your new home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2014
rsaunde
Listed and sold a home
Lisa has been our agent for 3 real estate transactions now. She is a delightful, positive person. It has been so reassuring to have her as our advocate, especially when unexpected obstacles came our way. She has carefully looked out for our best interests. For example, we were nervous when our home didn't get any offers right away and wanted to immediately drop the price. In her wisdom, Lisa advised us to be patient a while longer which put us in a better position when an offer did come through. We've also appreciated how available and responsive Lisa has been, even while on vacation! We would highly recommend Lisa's services to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. She works very hard for her clients. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for your loyalty for all of your Real Estate needs. I feel so fortunate to have worked with you and am thrilled we could achieve the goals we set with regard to the recent sale of the homes! I wish you the best in your move out west. Please keep me in mind if you ever come back this way. You are a wonderful family and deserve great things!
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2014
pierson824
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was extremely knowledgable and did her research on our house and neighborhood before we even met her. She worked quickly to get our house in the market as soon as she could as we were moving out of the area and wanted to sell as quick as we could. While the house was up for sale she used several means of marketing to get the word out about our house. She also held 2 open houses for us. Once we had an offer she was prompt and kept the process of closing moving very quickly. She pushed hard for the paperwork to be submitted by everyone so we could close early. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an agent. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It is always exciting when we get the end result of sold! Thanks so much for sticking with it over this crazy winter we had. Once the weather broker our buyer was right there to snatch up that darling home. I wish you the best in PA! Thanks again for your trust and confidence. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
04/10/2014
user895599
Listed and sold a home
Lisa is amazing! She was wonderful to work with, always on top of everything, kept us informed and fought hard for us. She is very knowledgeable about the area and real estate. She was honest and we trusted her judgement and advice. I would definitely work with her again and recommend her to friends and family.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am thrilled we finally got to the closing! It was a little bit like giving birth to a baby elephant! LOL, not that I know anything about that. Thanks for your unwaivering confidence and trust! Your story is going in my book some day!
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
good luck elephant
Helped me buy home
Lisa was great! She really made the home buying process as smooth as possible, and we'll be using her again for our future purchase/ selling needs. We really liked how she used a program called Dot Loop, and it made purchasing our home from out of state very convenient.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so happy that you found the perfect home to start your new life in Toledo. So much to look forward too. New home, new job, new baby! Wow, good things do come in 3's! So happy for you.
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2014
user08911762
Helped me buy home
Lisa makes the house buying experience fun! We looked for months (like seven) and her patience and enthusiasm never waivered. She went out of her way to accommodate our nontraditional work schedules, she notified us immediately of new houses that hit the market and she treated us like friends, not clients. We appreciated her honesty and knowledge, at times it seemed like she understood what we were looking for before we did. This was not the first time we have used her expertise and I'm sure will not be the last! We would recommend her 100%! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so happy that we found "the one" I loved working with you and I loved seeing your excitement when we found your new home. Keep in touch and let me know when you open that Cupcake business! I will be a great customer!
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2014
devon2511
Helped me buy home
Lisa was perfect! She told us in the beginning that when we find our house we will know. She was completely right! She was so nice! Our house was a short sale and she was with us right to the end. She always pointed things out, while we were looking at houses, that may have cost us money in the future. She was excellent and have already recommended her to some friends, and will continue to.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I couldn't be happier that you got the house you wanted! Short sales can be so tricky and you hung in there and it paid off. I am thrilled you have the home you never dreamed you could have and in the perfect location for you and your family!! Thank you for your trust and confidence throughout the process. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2014
user5031050
Listed and sold a home
We have worked with Lisa now through two home sales and two home purchases. She has always been very kind and compassionate about helping our family. We have been through a new home build in a suburb and then purchasing a house with more land that we can build on. Lisa is part realtor/therapist/coach/financial advisor/friend. Denise has always been super helpful as well.
Highly likely to recommend
01/16/2014
seiing
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was very thorough, she gave me advice in terms of what I needed to know, not necessarily what I wanted to hear. She was responsive in a timely manner to any question I had and repeatedly went back to the buyer's agent to get clarification on the many questions they had. Lisa has always been professional, and fun. The communication from her and her office was clear and concise and she would often respond to e-mails after hours. She was great to work with! I would recommend Lisa to any one who is buying or selling real estate in the northwest Ohio, southwest Michigan area. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Hi Susan, thanks so much for your feedback. I know this was a process and you are glad to have it behind you. Selling in a down market after buying in a high market is always a bit painful but you are a gracious, realistic lady, and it was a treat to work with you in getting the condo sold. I wish you all the best! If you ever move back please think of me. Thanks!
Likely to recommend
01/11/2014
user0150432
Listed and sold a home
Lisa had excellent advice and knowledge concerning the entire mortgage lender search . She gave me information that the agent here in my "new" city didn't even bother to offer. She was always patient and professional. Both Lisa and her assistant, Denise, deserve A+++++ for "Responsiveness." We were never left to wonder about feedback after a showing. She and Denise are EXCELLENT in the area of Communication. That is always a huge plus. I think we were unfortunate in that we had a rather difficult buyer who operated on a kind of "ultimatum" mindset, and pushed us until the minute we were finally out the door. I completely lost patience with these people at times, and Lisa NEVER lost patience with me. Lisa is a kind-hearted, knowledgeable agent. She and Denise are an excellent team. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Hi, I know this was a very emotional experience for you and I am glad that I was able to get you the ultimate goal of a sale and back to your husband! It is difficult to negotiate when the market is in a transitioning phase. Agents and sellers realize the market is improving and that home values are increasing. Buyers and appraisers are still in denial that this is the case but are starting to come around. Ultimately your deal came together after concessions from everyone. I am happy you are now with your husband several hundreds of miles away. That was the ultimate goal and I know you are happy to be with him every day. :-) I wish you both many blessings as you start this new chapter!! Stay Warm!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2014
user33577505
Helped me buy home
Lisa was AMAZING!!! She sat down with me to find out what I was looking for. From there, she took over. Lisa called me about 6 PM one night and said that she had a house for me to look at, and we need to do it quick. I made an offer the next night! Lisa knows her stuff! There was never a question she couldn't answer for me, and she led me in the right direction. This was the second house I bought with Lisa as my agent.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks for your trust and confidence Chad. I couldn't be happier for you and Marcus. I wish you the best in your new home and would love to hear from you now and then. Happy New Year! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
11/25/2013
HeidiLiburdi
Listed and sold a home
5 stars all the way! Thanks Lisa for doing such a wonderful job advertising and selling my home. You and Denise were back to me right away with any question I had. And I always felt like you had my best interest in hand. It was a pleasure working with you both!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Timing is everything isn't it? I am so grateful that we were able to get the home sold so you could move ahead in your brand new home and not have the worry of owning two houses! I loved getting to know you and I hope I can serve you or your family and friends in the future if a Realtor is needed. Merry Christmas in that beautiful new home!
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2013
befuzled
Listed and sold a home
When we needed someone to help sell our Dad's home and we were referred to Lisa. We now know why her name is so reputable. She took care of all our selling needs and was constantly in contact with us letting us know everything that was happening. In the end our home was sold and we were very happy with Lisa. She always went above and beyond our expectations and met every need 100%. We would definitely refer her to anyone in need of a good Realtor. Thanks Lisa!!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks Patti! I loved working with your dad and the family. I am thrilled we were able to get the home sold in time for your dad to enjoy his new home in OK. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2013
mikearissmph
Listed and sold a home
I have never met a more professional and caring realtor. Unlike many realtors, Lisa put zero pressure on me and helped me find the perfect house for my family and I. As long as she remains in the business, I will always use Lisa for my home-buying needs. Thanks again Lisa
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks Mike! Can't wait to stop by and see your home. I know it will be beautiful. It felt really great to be able to help you with all your Real Estate needs from your OH home to your new MI home.
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2013
missteech
Helped me buy home
Lisa was amazing during the home buying process for me. She is very knowledgable of the area and utlimatley hleped me find the house that was right for me. I was a first time homebuyer and she made sure the entire process went smoothly. She did an outstanding job. She gives her honest opinion on the properties. I truly feel she was a perfect fit for me. I would reccommend Lisa to anyone who needs an agent.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I enjoyed helping you through the process. It was such a thrill to find the "right one". I saw the joy in your face when I stopped by. I can't believe how beautiful you have made the home in such a short time! You will be happy there for many years I am sure!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/10/2013
rscott3308
Helped me buy home
I was a first time home buyer and was not sure what I was getting into. Lisa was awesome with finding my first home and made comfortable with any questions I had. Lisa helped me out so much and made the process very stress free. I can not thank her enough.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I really enjoyed meeting you and getting to show you homes. The first house is always such a special process and I was glad I was able to assist you from beginning to end. Thank you for your trust and confience! Thank you for your public service as well!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2013
tinadorina
Helped me buy home
I've had the pleasure of knowing Lisa for over 10 years. When the time arrived for my fiancé and I to purchase our first house I knew exactly who would be the perfect realtor to help us- Lisa! Since it was my first house purchase Lisa took her time in explaining the entire process. Anytime I had a question Lisa was very prompt to respond. She is such a positive person thinks outside of the box. I would happily recommend Lisa to anyone with real estate needs, she's wonderful!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much for the sweet words. It was so fun finding the house for you and your now husband. It is such a joyous time for you both. First house, marriage, and soon your first Christmas there! I can imagine you will have it beautifully decorated. You have great taste! I wish you much joy there for many years to come!
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2013
user9232340
Helped me buy home
We had the pleasure of working with Lisa when we recently purchased our dream home. Lisa went above and beyond in so many ways from start to finish ! I can't imagine how it could have gone any better. Even though we faced challenges in the process, it was Lisa who did whatever necessary to make sure we had a successful outcome. Without her vast knowledge of the local market as well as her professional expertise, I don't know we could have closed the sale! In addition to that, her joyful personality played a big part making our entire experience enjoyable! Thank you Lisa !!! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you both so much for your trust and confidence as your Realtor. I loved working with you and I am so excited to come and check out all the changes you have already made. I know it is going to be a stunning home! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
strouds
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lisa (and her assistant, Denise) are AMAZING to say the least! Lisa recently sold some light industrial property for my parents (that nobody else could seem to do) - so, naturally, when we were looking for a forclosure or short sale for our son who just returned from the military - I would call her! Because of the urgency of owner occupant listings/viewings, Lisa ALWAYS jumped and ran when we spotted a property that interested us so that we wouldn't lose out on an opportunity. We ended up finding a home to purchase near ours that was neither a forclosure nor a short sale. She guided us in the entire negotiation process and answered every question I had, in detail (even in layman terms, when asked). She knew just what to say to calm me when I was anxious or nervous during the negotiation and inspection process. Some issues arose after the final agreement was complete and she worked dilligently with the selling agent to get them resolved in a timely manner - even after the closing was complete! She did such an amazing job that we recently listed our home with her to downsize ourselves! Thank you SO MUCH Team VanDootingh for working so hard for our whole family! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It was a joy to work with you and the family. I love helping my client's achieve their real estate goals and will not abandon anyone just because the deal is closed. So glad we got everything worked out the way it was supposed to be!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
user3176048
Listed and sold a home
Lisa and her team did an incredible job for us from a buying and selling perspective. My wife and I were very picky on looking for a new house and Lisa went above and beyond in regards to finding us our dream home. She also sold our house in a very short time frame for the amount we were looking to get out of it. We were completely satisfied with her service and dedication as she made herself available day, night, and weekends. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in buying and/or selling a home. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I couldn't be happier to have been a part of your real estate journey. The day we found your dream home was priceless and will always be a memory of pure satisfaction when I knew it was "the one"! I enjoyed spending time with you and the family and I want to thank you again for your trust and confidence as your Realtor both buying and selling!
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2013
user78372338
Listed and sold a home
I was very pleased with how Lisa helped me sell my parents' home. She is very knowledgeable and gave me great advice on everything from minor touch-ups to putting it on the market at the right price for a quick sale. She was constantly keeping me updated on the prospective buyer and helped make the negotiations go smoothly. She is kind, compassionate, and fun to work with. I would definitely and highly recommend her whether you are buying or selling!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you Anna! It was a joy to help you with the sale of your parent's home. I am thrilled it went so smoothly. It was definately in His hands!
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2013
user7678532
Helped me buy home
I could write a book on how helpful Lisa was in our home purchase, but it still wouldn't be enough. She helped us find the house of our dreams for a reasonable price, and even helped us tie up a few loose ends months after the move-in. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks so much for the 'Sweet" review on Valentine's Day. I think you know I love my job and I was thrilled to help you with your first home and anything after that would make your transition to homeowner smoother. I hope you have many, many happy years there!
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2013
user0796280
Helped me buy home
Lisa helped us in purchasing our first home in 2012. Lisa was very professional in each of our interactions and was very attentive to details. She provided education that was helpful to us as first time home buyers. She also prepared information on each property that we looked at based on research she had completed on each specific property. She was very available for meetings and replied to every e-mail or text message promptly.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so appreciative of your kind words. I love what I do and it truly matters to me that each of my client's achieve their real estate goals and dreams. Thank you for your trust and confidence. Blessings in your home for many years to come!
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2013
user8341529
Helped me buy home
As a first time buyer, Lisa made the process understandable, manageable, and fun. She took the time to get to know me and my wife. She connected with our passions, listened to our goals in life, paid attention to our character, and helped us to find a house that feels like home. Her knowledge of the area, her wisdom in the process, and her sense of humor and compassionate character make her the best realtor in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Lisa Van Dootingh is truly a gift to this area, and we are so greatful that she helped us to find our home. Rev. Kris and Abby Schondelmeyer Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I loved getting to know you both and honored to be a part of such a big transition in your lives. Marriage, a new home, etc. You are both such a blessing and I am thrilled that I got to meet you and help you with your house purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2013
user6251284
Helped me buy home
Lisa was very helpful in finding us our first home! She guided us through every step of the way. She's trustworthy which made the whole process easy for us. Even when we came accross a financial surprise she was able to give us plenty of solutions to choose from. We are so grateful for her help and we love our home!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so happy you got the house you were hoping for. Your patience really paid off. Now the waiting is over and you are in your new home!! So super excited for you! Can't wait to come up and see what changes you make. Hope to see you soon. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2013
user4551337
Helped me buy home
Lisa went out of her way to accomodate our schedule. We only had three days in town to accomplish a long list of items, including finding a place to live. And Lisa cleared her calendar for us. She is personable, willing to offer advice and suggestions if you want them. She has a positive outlook without being "sicky" sweet. She listened as we went from house to house, what we liked, what we didn't, and then revised the list of properties she showed us accordingly. As we made a bid on a house, went through all the stages towrds closing, Lisa was great in letting us know what to expect, what procedures were and reassured us all the way through. I would recommend Lisa to anyone seeking housing in Toledo! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am reading this the night before your anniversary! Happy Anniversary to you both. Thanks so much for your trust and confidence in my ability to help you find the perfect home. I hope we cross paths soon. Maybe at Carabou Coffee :-)
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2013
SherriKay
Helped me buy home
Lisa was professional and really listened to my needs and wants. Lisa found my family the home of my dreams and gave me sound advise about my home purchase. I would highly recommend her and her team.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Sherri I was thrilled to be a part of your home search. It was a treat to meet you and your children and I loved that we were able to find a home that was such a perfect fit for your needs. I wish you many years of happiness and blessings there!! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2013
user9401607
Helped me buy home
During fall 2012 i was looking for a house to rent, i was replying to and ad but i found out from the listed agent, that it was a scam. I looked up the infomation on the house and found Lisa Dootingh real estate info and decided to met her at the house. We began talking about what i was looking to rent. Lisa told me all the possibility and help there was at buy at house rather than renting. I began to do my reseach on everything that come with buying a house. So my house hunting began and asked Lisa to my buyer's agent. Lisa was great with getting all the infomation, helping me understand the process, giving me reputable bank leander, insurance agents,house inspectors, and answering hundreds and hundreds of my questions. She took me step by step, explaining everything to where it was easy for me to understand, even when i asked her over and over about something she was willing to take the time and explain it to me. Lisa was even able to work around my busy schedule to show me house. When i found the house, that i currently live and own, i was in love with it. I told her i wanted it and to put an offer on it, Lisa guided me in the right direction to keep looking at houses untill i found one that i could not stop thinking about 24-7. We continued our search looking at many houses. When i found the house i was in love with, Lisa set up times for me to take a better look at the house, i believe i went back four or five times. Lisa helped me with finding a very respectful house inspector. He was very detailed with the inspection of the house and garage, Denis Bedard of Better Living Home Inspection. Lisa went up and beyond any real estate angent that i have known.With out her help, her knowledge, experience, and her wonderful attitude, i would not be living in the house i fell in love with. I owe it all to Lisa Van Dootingh. I will recommend evryone who is looking to buy/sell to call Lisa, cause i know she will do an excelent job. I am a very happy and proud homeowner, Thank you Lisa. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Joe your kind words humble me!! I really was just doing my job. I love helping everyone meet their real estate goals and it is a true joy for me when that happens. I know that you LOVE that new home and that garage is truly going to be your "Man Cave" I will stop by to see it sometime for sure!
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user7721021
Helped me buy home
Lisa was a pleasure to work with, and got everything done in a timely manner. After the sale went through and we moved in she was still available to us to answer questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to find a house.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I loved helping you with your first home. You were a great first time buyer and I know you are going to enjoy many years there especially summers on that amazing deck!! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
jkbetker21
Helped me buy home
Lisa was very helpful for us, first time home buyers. She took us on a tour of 12 houses in one day and then acted very quickly to help us seal a deal on a very short time frame during the Holiday Season, nonetheless. We would recommend Lisa to anyone.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I can't believe it has been a year already since we went through the process. I was so thrilled to help you both. I loved getting to know you and sharing pizza while we were negotiating the deal! Please stay in touch on my facebook business page. I have to know when those little babies start coming along!! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user09756102
Helped me buy home
I had narrowed my search to homes for sale either on one of the navigable rivers in Toledo, or on Lake Erie. With a passion for waterfront, on my own, I would have made too high of an offer on one house on the Ottawa River. After inspecting it, Lisa strongly advised a much lower offer. It was rejected, which, it turns out was a very good thing. Lisa directed me to another house on Lake Erie in a neighborhood I'd never given consideration to. We made a reasonable offer, the sellers made a reasonable counter-offer, and we sealed the deal. Lisa also directed me to a mortgage LO who was able to get the financing done as smoothly as financing gets done in this mortgage environment. Lisa works very hard (maybe too hard :) ). I'd recommend her to anyone. Jim H Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Jim, thanks so much for your kind words. Patience was our friend in finding you the perfect waterfront home. You got a gem at a great price! Many people dream of waterfront property and I am so happy I helped your dream come true!! Happy 2013! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user2682782
Helped me buy home
We first met Lisa when looking for a rental house. She was able to help us find a home we could afford to BUY and worked so hard to make it happen. The first house we had an accepted offer had black mold, which came through the home inspection. The problem was so extensive and we were under a time crunch, so we had to find another home, fast! Within two days, we had at least eight other homes to see and found the perfect one that we live in now. I would highly recommend Lisa as an agent. I still can't believe how hard she worked for us! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much for your recommendation! I loved helping you find the perfect house. It was such a thrill to get you into a home that you could buy and that met the needs of your large family so well! I just love you guys! Hope all is well!! Happy 2013!
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2012
user7657447
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lisa helped us sell our house and then in the nick of time found us our perfect dream house. We were able to close on both houses on the same day and avoid moving twice which was a huge relief. We were so thankful to have her and her assistant Denise working with us every step of the way. They were responsive to all our questions and concerns and completely on top of things. We honestly would not have our new home if it wasn't for her diligence- it was barely on market when she contacted us about it. She was always honest and trustworthy and we knew we were in good hands. I would recommend her to anyone trying to buy or sell a home- trust me she is the best! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I just know that you will be very happy in your new home! Enjoy the upcoming holidays and all the wonderful FIRSTS that come in the year ahead. You were fantastic to work with & I enjoyed getting to know you both. I look forward to keeping in touch. Take care guys!
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2012
user564576
Helped me buy home
Lisa was great to work with and very accommodating even while I had very little time to find and purchase a house. We worked through some tough negotiations and we are still in contact after the transaction. I plan on using her again when I sale my current house in a few years.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much for your trust and confidence as your Realtor! I am thrilled to be your Realtor for life and will always do my best for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2012
user0992331
Listed and sold a home
Lisa advertised and found a buyer within a week of listing my house with her. This listing came after another realtor had the house for approximately 8 months with miniscule results. Lisa is extremely positive and enthusiastic which makes you a believer in her ability to sell your home. I have already recommended her to four people and two of them have signed with her immediately, one is following her suggestions prior to signing and the fourth one got her number from me a day ago.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much Nancy. The BEST compliment I can receive is through your referrals! Your home was such a beauty and was in excellent condition. I'm sure the young man who purchased it will love it as much as you did. Good luck on your out-of-state move and enjoy being close to your daughter and her family! Thank you, thank you, thank you again for all the referrals. They mean so very much to me!
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2012
user587352
Helped me buy home
Lisa was awesome to work with, she was able to provide answers to all of my questions. It was 20 years since my last real estate purchase but having Lisa assist me made the process easy and seamless. Everything she said happened the way she explained to me and she was also able to provide good advice and guidance. I felt confident and comfortable through out the entire process. There is no question as to who I would call for my next transaction. RCJ
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Rob it was a pleasure to help you find the perfect home for your son. I enjoyed meeting you and hope we can work together again in the future. Thank you for your trust and confidence as your real estate professional. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2012
user972562
Listed and sold a home
Lisa managed a very trick sale for us. Our house 'sold' in 3 days, however the buyers financing took 3 months to be finalized due to unforseen circumstances. Lisa was always on top of the latest information and in constant communication with us to help us manage the sale. I would highly recommend Lisa for all of your home buying and selling needs. We have known her for 10+ years and she is a complete professional who puts her very best effort into any endeavor she chooses to pursue. You will NOT be disappointed with her as your agent. Thanks Lisa!!! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Everything works out like it is supposed to you and I am grateful that we were able to get your home sold. Thank you so much for your trust and confidence during that time. Sometimes the loan process can be so tricky! If you ever come back this way, I hope you consider calling me. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2012
user569181
Helped me buy home
Lisa was an amazing help during the whole buying process. As a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions that Lisa always knew the answer for. She was available at all times to assist in whatever way I needed her. Lisa was very professional and always had my best interests in mind. I would recommend Lisa to anyone!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you for the great feedback Andrew. It was fun to help you with your first home and to get to know you better. I hope that you have many happy years in your house. I wish you the best. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2012
Coco Henderson
Listed and sold a home
I only have good things to say about Lisa from our first meeting to discuss listing my home to our last meeting when we closed the deal. The real estate maket today is full of mine fields which Lisa successfully negotiated, using great problem solving skills so we culd progress forward in the sale process. All of our communication was constructive and supportive. She was always available to answer questions. The way Lisa marketed my home was excellant. She takes ample time to photograph all of her listings to provide valuable info to potential buyers prior to viewing the home. I would refer friends and neighbors to Lisa whether to sell their home or to find a home to purchase. She works very hard to help you throughout the entire process. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Karen, thanks so much for your kind words. It was a joy and a pleasure to market your home and achieve the desired result of a sold sign in the yard! I wish you the best and would love to work with you again some day. I am licensed in OH and MI. Blessings,Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2012
KJCreation
Helped me buy home
Lisa was absolutely the best real estate agent that we could have worked with. We were first time home buyers and she helped us with everything we need to know about buying a house, special loans we could get, and she even set us up with some great people, from mortgage company (loan officer), to a home inspector, and even a insurance company for our new home. She went above and beyond her call of being a real estate agent. She even helped us figure out some issues on our credit reports. She was amazing, and we would recommend her to anyone! Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I am so thrilled that things worked out! Thanks for the kind words. I love you guys and wish you the best! Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2011
josh2327
Helped me buy home
We can't say enough about how great it was working with Lisa. She is very personable and thorough. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of her field. She returns phone calls quickly, and is reachable all day. She is an excellent representative of both sellers and buyers. We will recommend her to everyone we know looking to buy or sell a house. The absolute best Realtor we have ever had.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I enjoyed working with you and Jen as well. It is such a joy to help people achieve their real estate dreams. I am so thrilled for you both!! Enjoy your first Christmas in the new home.
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2011
angelar11
Helped me buy home
We are moving to Toledo from out of state, and absolutely loved working with Lisa! She's honest, hardworking, informative, worked with our schedule and found us the perfect home! I couldn't have asked for a better home buying experience! Thanks Lisa!!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
I'm always eager to please Angela! It's been great!
Highly likely to recommend
09/08/2011
todda00
Helped me buy home
Lisa is great! She always is very quick to respond to calls/emails/texts. She was very friendly and professional when we were looking for our first home!
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Todd it was such a pleasure to work with you and your wife. I hope you are loving your home and stay in touch with me.
Highly likely to recommend
09/05/2011
lilpumper51
Listed and sold a home
Lisa and her team are great! I had my house for sale for 4 years until I changed realtors and asked Lisa to help me sell my house. Lisa had sold my house in 2 months with multiple offers! Lisa is very knowledgeable on real estate and has great ideas on marketing. Lisa is always available to help, try different ideas to show the house or find answers to my questions. Even though I have worked with other agents, I will recommend Lisa to anyone interested in selling their house or purchasing a house. She will always be there working for your best interest. Thank you Lisa, Mike Grimm Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks for the kind words, Mike! It is always a treat to help people realize their goals, especially when they also value my opinion on the current market conditions. You were the perfect seller!
Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2011
MeganHornsby
Helped me buy home
I emailed Lisa when I lived in San Francisco and wanted to relocate back to NW Ohio. She took the time to email me from afar and then we got together right when I got to Ohio. She took me, my husband and our 2 young children out to look at homes whenever we could fit it in, sometimes on weekends and evenings after work. We trudged to the snow all winter and Lisa was always a trooper, positive and upbeat. I would and already have recommended her to other people looking to buy a home. She knows the area and negotiates well. She had a good idea of what we wanted and didnt try to make us blow our budget. She even recommended us a Home Inspector! We closed on our house May 2nd 2011 and I still keep in touch with Lisa and feel like I made a new friend. We appreciated all of her help and patience during our home buying process. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thank you so much Megan & Aubry. It was a treat working with you and helping you with your home purchase. I fell in love with your kids, and enjoy staying in touch with you through Facebook and emails.
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2011
debbizm
Helped me buy home
This is by far the BEST realtor in the area. She really puts her all into getting you the house you want, as well as getting your current house sold. Great to work with and very tuned in to the market.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Working with you guys was an awesome experience! I hope you are settling in and looking forward to the holidays in your new home!
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2011
Lisa Ballmer
Listed and sold a home
Lisa handled a real estate transaction for my parents and she did an outstanding job! They are not easy push overs and were absolutely thrilled with Lisa! She knows the area as well as is very well versed in the whole real estate process. I would definately recommend her (and have already done so) to anyone I know looking to buy or sell their home.
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
Thanks so much Lisa for the kind words. I truly appreciate the referrals!
Highly likely to recommend
05/24/2011
myracle123
Helped me buy home
Lisa Van Dootingh is the best Realtor I have ever met in my entire life. She has changed my life and the lives of my children for the better. I would definitely without a doubt give her a five-star rating in every category. Her local knowledge of the Real-Estate industry is beyond comparison to any other Real-Estate agent I have ever come in contact with. Her Process expertise and years of tremendous experience have placed her above and beyond the average Realtor. She really cares about the well-being of myself and my family. Her Responsiveness should be compared on a greater scale that is above and beyond. And her willingness to achieve is like no other I have ever seen. The girl is on it and she will Negotiate the world for you. I have referred her to many people and will continue to do that while I travel through this journey called life. I am thankful to have a beautiful home that lightens up the faces of everyone who enters it. Owning a home has brought me financial freedom and stability and from that I am choosing my own destiny. Thank you Lisa, With Love Leonita Davis & Family Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2011
rachelle816
Helped me buy home
Lisa is wonderful!! Her smile is genuine. We purchased our 3rd house 5/2010. We have dealt with several realtors in the past. It was refreshing to have a realtor listen to us ? we told her what we wanted ? and that was exactly the kinds of houses she showed us. Our time wasn?t wasted looking at houses that we weren?t interested in. She knows the Toledo area which was important to us since we weren't familiar with it. I think we were probably difficult and picky to work with, having a long list of " wish list demands"! We moved to the Toledo area from out of state, and Lisa was willing to work with our crazy schedule ? showing my husband houses in the evening after his work and then showing us houses on the weekends that I came here. I trust Lisa. My husband and Lisa found a house that he wanted to put an offer on - only I was out of state and couldn't look at it soon enough - I trusted Lisa's judgement enough to let him put an offer on it (and I hadn't even looked at the house yet!!) She knew what we wanted in a house and knew that it was what we were looking for. No other realtor has ever had snacks and water in their car for us during long days spent house hunting ? Lisa did. No other realtor has ever showed up at our house the day we moved in to see if everything was ok ? Lisa did. We have recommended her to our friends and will use her again. Less ... More
Response fromLisa Van Dootingh
It was so exciting to help you and Ken find the perfect house. Now you are filling it with love and babies! Congrats. Lisa
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2011
k_Ski
Helped me buy home
My husband John and I worked with Lisa to purchase our first home back in 2007. She provided us with knowledge that allowed a smooth transaction and we never felt confused about what was next. Now with an ever expanding family, not only does Lisa take the time to answer questions (truthfully!) but she hooks us up with financial experts who are currently helping us with a few credit fiascos! With the knowledge Lisa shares, I am really looking forward to the next chapter in our home-owning book!
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2011
bckudzia
Helped me buy and sell homes
Working with Lisa was a tremendous experience. I have already referred family and friends to work with her as an agent. Lisa is very knowledgable in all aspects involved with a real estate transaction. Her knowledge on specific issues helped us to sell a home we thought we were stuck with and eventually enabled us to buy the home we have always dreamed of. Lisa is professional, intelligent, consistent, perservering and pleasant to be around. Bottom line...she gets the job done.
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2011
Pearly Mae
Helped me buy home
Lisa was my real estate agent 2 yrs ago when I purchased my present home. She was always available to me to answer questions. She was proactive in finding properties that she knew were within my price range. She is very personable and has a great knowledge of the real estate business.
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2011
jnolte22
Helped me buy home
Lisa is amazing! She helped us find and buy our first home about 4 years ago. She was always available, responsive, knowledgeable, and sweet as pie! And so 2 months ago when we were ready to upgrade we did not hesitate to contact her and she not only helped us find and buy our second home, but she rented our first home for us! She did all the advertising, all the showings, all the background and credit checks, all the applications, everything! And she found us an amazing renter who signed a 2year lease - which Lisa also helped us write! She was with us every single step of the way and we never could have done any of it without her. I recommend Lisa to everyone I can! And she doesn?t just sell you a house and leave? I have called her many times over the past 4 years and she has always helped with everything! Just to name a few ? she walked us thru using out home warranty, she helped us to refinance our first home for a lower rate, she helped us file papers with the city to lower our property tax, she recommended an electrician when I needed one, etc, etc, etc. While I have never, nor will I ever, work with any other realtor I do know from talking to friends and family that Lisa definitely goes above and beyond the competition! I do consider Lisa to be a friend and she has helped my family in many, many ways. We feel blessed to have her as our agent! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2011
julevasquez
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were first time home buyers and we had a real estate agent already set up, a friend of mind through business. This agaent was very nice, but she became ill and had to refer us off. The woman she refered us off to was TERRIBLE. I fired her the second time out. After much dissapointment and hurdles to jump, our lender recommended Lisa VanDootingh. I was cautious at first becuase we had looked at so many houses already and have already gone through 2 agents! But we called her and she pulled up some houses that met our guidlines and area preferences. Let me just say, she is savvy! She showed up dressed very nicely, trendy but professional. She walked us through the houses and pointed out good things and bad. (The 2nd realtor was always trying to talk up a place to us just to buy it and she kept trying to get us to buy outside of our price range.) Lisa and my husband and I talked candidly about properties, our financial situation and issues we faced when trying to buy a home. Lisa was tireless in finding us the perfect house. We must have looked at 50 houses and she never complained. She said not to buy unless we were 100% sure and we really liked it. She was never pushy or demeaning or critical. I highly recommend her. When we decide to buy our next home, we will defenately hire Lisa again. Lisa is AWESOME! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2011
ToddNevins
Listed and sold a home
Lisa was a wonderful help through the entire home sell process from preparation to listing to showings to selling my house. Lisa's assistant Denise was also a great help in the process. Everything went so smoothly and quickly with my home sale that it was a great experience. Thank you Lisa and Denise. Sincerely, Todd Nevins